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Monday, 19 December 2011

Snow Angel

Today's view of the world of Ashton under Lyne shows you a Snow Angel, or rather, an Angel in the Snow. However, this is no angel shape made in the snow by someone lying on the ground, but Ashton's Angel Hotel on a snowy day!

Yesterday began with an unexpected thin covering of snow, which quickly disappeared from the town centre although, away from the roads, the white covering lingered on through the day. Today saw a thaw and most of the snow has now gone, except on the higher ground.

The Angel Hotel, seen here in more detail, was built in 1868, but this replaced an earlier inn nearby. To the left is St Michael's Square, built on the site of Ashton's original Market Place and the heart of the old town. In the background, silhouetted against the low winter sun, is the Parish Church of St Michael and All Angels.

See Google Street View of this location.

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"Snow Angel" is my contribution to this week's "My World" feature. Please check out the other blogs participating in this week's My World.


  1. hahaha, i smiled at that, 'angel in the snow'! Merry Christmas and happy holidays!

  2. Lovely shot - history oozing from every pixel! Have a great Christmas week.

  3. You had me looking everywhere in the photo for angels, until I read further. I must learn to read first, wonder later!
    Wishing you the very best for the holiday season and the year to come.

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie’s Guide to Adventurous Travel

  4. love this building -it comes out nicely in the snow!


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